When I finally decided that it’s time to transfer my office, I knew I had to call Maya first. Not only is Maya a real estate agent (which means I can avail of discounts for the office), but she is also a pure blooded Chinese woman who is an expert in feng shui and feng shui office arrangements.
Yes, I believe in feng shui—so shoot me! But there’s nothing wrong if I follow a few dos and dont’s in my office—it won’t cost me anything if the feng shui office does work or not, right? Not only did Maya tell me about feng shui in choosing the office, she also told me about how to keep the mood in the office conducive for working.
So here are a few Feng Shui Office dos and Taboos straight from Maya:
• Pick an office or work space located in a prosperous neighborhood.
• The entrance to the premise should be inviting rather than ordinary.
• The corner, with the entrance on a diagonal to the corner itself is the best site for a building.
• Use the feng shui bagua to order the interior layout of the premise.
• To have a command position, sit in the corner farthest from the entrance.
• Never sit in line with the door, this is a path of negative energy.
• Keep your back toward the wall for support. Cover a post that protrudes from the corner with a hanging plant’s foliage.
• If you are conducting business from home, don’t face away from the door. You don’t want to turn your back on business that comes to you through the door.
• Avoid organizing your workspace such that you look straight out into a corridor or see the stairs, storage rooms, closets, elevators, or toilets.
• The computer must be in the North or west area of the office. This is to heighten creativity. If you want to use it to generate income, place it in the southeast.
• Place the safe in either west or northwest which both symbolize the metal element. Prosperity and financial stability is symbolized by the safe.
• Balance the yin and yang—that is balance light and dark colors, soft and hard surfaces,etc.
• Don’t have mirrors in the office. They reflect negative energy from clients or colleagues.
• Keep the cords of office equipment well hidden. By doing so, you do away with clutter and allow the free flow of chi.
The office is where we spend more than fifty percent of our day. It’s not a bad idea, to make it more soothing and relaxing right? To the feng shui believer, the do’s and dont’s of feng shui office arrangement is an indispensable element to be considered in the office. To those who claim it as a hoax, all I can say is this—-what would you lose if you try them?